Amazon has launched multiple streaming devices in India. The company has expanded its Fire TV Stick range with the introduction of all-new new model with the name of Fire TV Stick 4K Max. The new Firestick 4K model will succeed the existing Fire TV Stick 4K model. Amazon claims that the all-new Fire Stick 4K Max is the best streaming device by far. It will offer faster experience and next-generation Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. Additionally, the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is the first ever streaming device in Fire TV Stick family to launch with the support for Dolby Vision format.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max: Price in India and Availability
The all-new 4K Max model of Amazon Fire TV Stick price in India is listed at Rs 6499. The latest Amazon TV Firestick is currently available for pre-orders via Amazon India website, Amazon Kiosks in select malls around the country. The actual shipments for the latest Amazon Fire TV Stick models will begin from October 7. Additionally, it is also available for pre-orders in the US markets. In US markets, the Fire Stick 4k Max model comes with a price tag of USD 59.99 which is roughly Rs 4400.
Along with Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max, Amazon is also selling the regular Fire Stick TV 4K model in India. It comes with a price tag of Rs 5999. There is one more model of Amazon TV Fire Stick (3rd Gen), which comes with is price at Rs 3999. The cheapest Fire TV Stick Model comes for Rs 2999 in the country. The Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite is the cheapest streaming device from Amazon in India.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max: Specifications
According to official reports, the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is claimed to be 4K percent more powerful than the previous gen Fire TV Stick 4K. The latest Amazon TV Fire Stick model is powered by the quad-core MediaTek MT8696 chip which is clocked at 1.8GHz. This chipset comes in pair with 2GB of RAM and IMG GE8300 GPU at 750MHz. To recall, the Amazon Fire TV 4K model is powered by a quad-core processor at 1.7GHz. The aging model gets 1.5GB of RAM and IMG GE8300 GPU at 650MHz. Additionally, Amazon is also offering 8GB of onboard storage on both Fire TV Stick 4K Max and Fire TV Stick 4K.
Wi-Fi 6 in Fire TV Stick 4K Max:
Beside the faster processing units, the processor on the Fire TV Stick 4K Max will also enable Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. This is an upgrade over the existing Fire TV Stick 4K, which comes with Wi-Fi 5 connectivity. The all-new Wi-Fi 6 is aimed to deliver smoother experience without any lag in streaming service. Although, one must need a compatible Wi-Fi router to access the built-in Wi-Fi 6 support.
Additionally, the all-new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max comes with backward compatibility. It also support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac networks. The Fire Stick also gets Bluetooth v5 along with support for pairing with compatible devices. These devices may include Bluetooth speakers, headphones and video game controllers.
Dolby Vision on Fire Stick 4K Max:
Aside from Wi-Fi 6, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max and Fire TV Stick 4K vary significantly in that the former supports Dolby Vision. However, one must need content in Dolby Vision format to experience the actual difference. The device also offer support for other formats such as HDR 10 and HDR 10+. Additionally, the new Fire TV Stick gets support for Dolby Atmos for immersive sound experience. Although, this is possible on compatible TV units and for select content only.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max: Alexa Voice Remote
Amazon is offering the 3rd gen Alexa Voice Remote with the Fire TV Stick 4K Max. The same remote is also available with the regular Fire TV Stick also. This remote includes dedicated buttons for quickly accessing the Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Music, and Netflix. The remote also features buttons to access all the other installed apps.
The all-new Fire TV Stick 4K Max also includes support for Live View feature. This feature allows users to run picture-in-picture feed of their own video. This video may include video doorbells and security cameras while playing the other content available on their TV. Although, this feature works with select smart home and security devices. This feature is also available on the Fire TV Cube.
As for the final verdict, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is pretty much identical to the Fire TV Stick 4K. It gets the same dimension of 99x30x14mm. Additionally, it weighs 48.4 grams which is slightly lighter than the Fire TV Stick 4K, which weighs around 53.6 grams. Also Read: Motorola to launch its new 4K Android TV Stick in partnership with Flipkart